We’re not talking about inked-up flags here—a military tattoo is a musical performance, traditionally centered around drums. Each August, the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, gets a burst of extra patriotism during its annual Royal Military Tattoo.
Set against the backdrop of the striking Edinburgh Castle, the festival features drummers, bagpipers and other performers in displays by the world’s best martial bands and dancers. Not just a Scottish event, musicians and performers from around the globe gather in Edinburgh for the ceremonies, with over 46 countries represented over the years.
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